Here’s a look at just a few of the fun things we’ve done this week, all involving “stuff we’ve made.”
First off, Sarah made and iced a cake! It was a boxed mix and packaged vanilla icing, but she did it all on her own and then chose how she wanted to decorate it! (It tasted pretty good… I’m not a big cake fan, but I was impressed.)
Then Sarah had a great idea… she wanted to make our own bowling game. (Out of recyclables… kind of a theme with us.)
There were 18 “pins” and some interesting rules, like if you knocked over the biggest one, you got a bonus equal to five times the number of pins you had knocked down. No spares – one shot per frame – and bonus points were given for shot creativity (but those “didn’t really count,” Sarah said.) She, Chris and I played this for quite a while!
Finally, we SUPER lucked out at half-price day at the Salvation Army. (Does that make me sound really cheap? If so, I hope in a good way!) There was a kit with everything you needed to make a model pyramid out of foam… originally $2, on sale for $1. Completely unused. Guess who took that home with them?!
She worked on this for probably close to an hour last night; then, today, she found a word search puzzle in a book she has about deserts, read all sorts of accompanying facts about them, and then started making a PowerPoint about Egyptian history, complete with pyramid background template.
Talk about good fun at all the right prices… this is my kind of week!